AJS released a new online tool that allows anyone to discover the real owners behind businesses. Investigations made using this tool have uncovered corruption in solar energy contracts, and fraud in public contracting, evidence that AJS was able to bring to light.
AJS is taking action to ensure that Honduran politicians cannot continue to steal money from the Honduran public.
Through its three conferences, “Communities of Learning” brought civil society leaders of international prominence together to discuss topics important to Honduran society. Experts in the fight against corruption and impunity encouraged Honduran citizens to be involved and committed in the justice process of their country by supporting the justice system, demanding transparency from politicians and denouncing corruption.
Since the launch of their “Report Police” campaign in June, 2016, ALAC’s team has received over 525 reports of corruption or abuse by police officers. “This is a very important tool to compile information related to members of the police who are being evaluated by the Commission, but also for those who were already approved,” said Omar Rivera, a member of the Police Reform Commission.
AJS’s new study on the prosecution of public corruption in Honduras illustrates the need for improvement in the way corruption is tried.
Hondurans suffer from corruption and its effects, often without a safe or effective way to report when it happens. But thanks to AJS, there is now an app for that.
On warm summer evenings in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, dusk falls and the sun dips low to silhouette the large hills surrounding the city — hills scattered with homes of the city’s poorer residents. The darker it gets, the more pronounced the dancing constellation of orange lights on the city streets become.
A mayor accused of stealing from her community is charged thanks to AJS support.
Three mothers came to the new AJS-supported Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) feeling hopeful, but frightened.
AJS, Honduran gov’t, and Transparency International sign a groundbreaking anti-corruption agreement